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10-28-2009, 10:25 AM
I bought a one year old trailer last year the has been stored inside 100% of its lifetime, other than the dealers ownership (bought it from a buddy). It is an Alumna 2 place, and the deck is starting to look a little rough. Does anyone have any advice how to treat the decking (wood)? I am going to try to prep it so that I can get a little more life out of it, and would like to do so b4 winter.
10-28-2009, 10:32 AM
I just got done painting mine with a good wood paint. I used gloss and black so that the snow melts off of it. There was some talk on here awhile back about someone painting their's with a Rhino lining or the paint/spray bedliner stuff, but I can't find the thread.
do a good washing with a deck cleaner then use a transparent deck stain .solid will not hold up you need something that is going to penetrate the wood.with a solid it will lift in time because of the watter soaking through the under side when driving.plywood is like a sponge
10-28-2009, 02:02 PM
I have a 2002 R&R open trailer and I have used a cheap version of Thompsons water sealer 2 times each year (Fall & Spring) and mine looks like new. Just slop it on with a paint brush.
10-28-2009, 04:17 PM
I have roll on bedliner on my trailer, it works great, even with snow on your boots it is not slippery
Rhino liner, ski slides and traction mats your good to go.
10-29-2009, 07:20 PM
I have a triton trailer with a bearcat cover.I painted my deck with oil based porch paint and added some silica sand to it for traction. I also sprayed the entire underside with rubberized undercoating. It has easy-on slides and traction mats. That was 11 years ago and the trailer still looks very good. No rotten wood. Granted it is covered but has several miles on it and it is always stored outside. I am picking up a new triton (longer) trailer this week and I will do the exact same thing to it.
i had triton trailer that was made in 98 with the org. plywood. i put spar varish on the top deck and roof coating thin with mineral sprits on the bottom and still is in good shape.
11-01-2009, 04:00 PM
Old farmer trick, but not the most eco friendly. We used to use old motor oil on the hayracks. I've done the underside of my trailers like this, use some good stain on the topside.
11-02-2009, 07:26 PM
Water and Oil will make for a VERY slippery slope.
It does protect the wood well though...
11-03-2009, 11:45 PM
YES IT DOES, lol. I used oil on the underside. I paint the topside with porch paint and sprinkle in some discarded sand fom my sandblaster. No more slip
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